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Shopping My Makeup Collection #1

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Welcome back to the blog. During this time of social distancing, I haven’t left the house in 6 weeks. I haven’t been working either, so I’ve been using the makeup I already own instead of buying more.

Tried for the first time:

  • Covergirl Lid Lock Up Eyeshadow Primer

Trying to use up:

  • Wet ‘n Wild Water Drop Primer in Cucumber
  • L’oreal Infallible Pro-Glow Concealer
  • Maybelline Fit Me! Matte+Poreless Setting Powder
  • Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara
  • Maybelline Lasting Drama Matte Eyeliner

All time favorites:

  • L’oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation
  • Milani Silky Matte Bronzer
  • Maybelline Fit Me! Blush
  • Covergirl TruBlend Super Stunner Highlighter
  • L’oreal Rouge Signature Matte Lip Stain

Still trying out:

  • L’oreal Micro Ink Pen by Brow Stylist
  • Maybelline Cheek Heat Blush
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Current Makeup Favorites-January 2020

Hi guys! Hope the holidays treated you well. I’m not going to tell excuses of why I was gone. I just needed some time to think and to find the motivation to continue writing. Now that I’m back, let’s talk about some makeup and don’t forget to follow me on all social media.

Let’s start this 2020 with my current makeup favorites (as the title says). These are products that I discovered or rediscovered in 2019. For most of the makeup categories, I have two or more products. The foundations I’ve been using lately are L’oreal Infallible Fresh Wear and Covergirl TruBlend Matte Made. The L’oreal foundation has a more “natural” finish, but the Covergirl is more matte. Both work quite nice with my oily skin and Puerto Rico’s tropical weather.

Rediscovered my love for Maybelline Fit Me concealer, for days where I don’t want too much makeup as it’s a lightweight formula. But when I need to cover my dark circles, I use the TruBlend Undercover concealer from Covergirl. It’s a somewhat thicker formula and you only need a tiny amount. To set my face, I’ve gone back to my trusty Stay Matte powder from Rimmel. I put all my bronzers in a drawer for the late half of 2019, because I discovered the Milani Silky Matte bronzer. The last face category is highlight and for this I have a few, three to be exact. An IBY BEAUTY Radiant Glow highlighter sample in 24k magic (received in a Ipsy bag), the megaglo highlighting bar from Wet ‘n Wild in 684 Earth, and Covergirl TruBlend Super Stunner Hyper-Glow in Pearl Crush.

For my brows, I’ve been using the Ultrafine Brow Pencil from Covergirl. Basically, every eyeshadow palette I’ve used in the past months are from Colourpop. My mascara combo is formed by Maybelline Snapscara and Covergirl Exhibitionist, they make my lashes look amazing. Don’t get me wrong, each mascara works wonders individually but since the Snapscara has dried a but, I find its better when used with another mascara. Still loving the lip liners from Jordana, they’re so soft and pigmented. Fallen in love with two lip products from NYX, the Butter Gloss which I’m starting to think that has been discontinued because I can’t seem to find it anywhere. The other one is the Lingerie Push-Up long-lasting lipstick, which is a pigmented matte formula. Lastly for lips, the L’oreal Rouge Signature liquid lipstick has a lightweight-matte formula with incredible pigmentation.

Those are the current products I’m using, let’s hope for a year full of more amazing products. Any recommendations? Let me know in the comment section 😉

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Drugstore Makeup Review

Hello!  Like a month ago, I bought a few makeup products at my local Walgreens (that’s what I go the most).  And after trying them for so long, I feel I can tell you what I think of them.

The first product is from the limited edition Wet ‘n Wild Fire & Ice collection.  I just bought a fire bronzer (since I didn’t find anything else) in the shade 36369 Bronze Dynasty.  It’s a light bronzer with little specks of glitter.  Despite the glitter, I actually like this bronzer because it looks pretty. It’s affordable and it’s a build-up situation for intense bronzing action.

The next product is Wet ‘n Wild Megaglo highlighter powder in 319B Blossom Glow.  Which you already know I love it so I’m just going to link the post where I talked about it (click here!).

I also bought, from Wet ‘n Wild, a contouring palette for $4.99 in 749A Dulce De Leche.  I like this product but I’m not crazy about it.  It has great pigmentation but I’m not really into contouring, so I’ll have to keep trying it out.

Next is a concealer, no it’s not Colourpop…”Whaaaat?” (minion voice).  It’s the Clean Matte oil-free concealer (previously called Ready Set Gorgeous) from Covergirl in the shade 205-210 Light/Medium and retails for around $6.  I think it’s a bit light for me but it’s been working okay.  It’s certainly not replacing my Colourpop No Filter concealer but it’s a nice product.

Last but not least, I bought the Magnif’eyes eyeshadow palette from Rimmel in 004 Colour Edition.  Retails for $8.99, has 12 shades and it comes in 8 editions.  The pigmentation is nice, has a bit of kickback but it blends nicely.

There were hits and misses.  But in general, I liked most of the products.

Tell me about your hits and misses in the comment section.  Talk later!

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Reseña de nuevos productos

¡Bienvenidos!  Hace como un mes compré algunos productos de maquillaje en un Walgreens cercano a mi hogar (es donde más compro maquillaje).  Luego de tratarlos durante algún tiempo, siento que puedo decirles lo que pienso de ellos.

El primer producto es de Wet ‘n Wild, específicamente de la colección Fire & Ice (edición limitada), en el color 36369 Bronze Dynasty.  Es un bronceador claro con pequeños pedazos de brillo (escarcha).  Dejando ese detalle a un lado, me gusta ese bronceador porque luce bonito, no se ve demasiado brilloso en la piel.  Es económico y si quieres que luzca más intenso, tienes que aplicarlo poco a poco.

El próximo producto es un highlighter de Wet ‘n Wild en el color 319B Blossom Glow.  Ya saben que me gusta así que les dejaré el enlace para que puedan leer más detalles (presiona aquí).

También compré una paleta de contorno de Wet ‘n Wild por $4.99 en el color 749ª Dulce De Leche.  Me gusta este producto, pero no estoy encantada con él.  Tiene gran pigmentación, pero no soy muy buena con contornos así seguiré utilizándola.

Otro producto que compré es un concealer de la marca Covergirl (¿asombrados?).  Es de la línea Clean Matte (previamente llamado Ready Set Gorgeous), en el color 205-210 Light Medium y tiene un costo de alrededor de $6.  Creo que es un tono algo claro para mí, pero me ha estado funcionando bien.  Ciertamente no estará reemplazando mi No Filter concealer de Colourpop pero es un buen producto.

Último pero no menos importante, una paleta de sombras de la colección Magnif’eyes de Rimmel en la edición de color 004.  Tiene un costo de $8.99 por 12 colores en cada paleta y la colección se compone de 8 ediciones.  La pigmentación es excelente, cuando pones la brocha suelta algo de polvo pero la difuminación es buenísima.

En esta compra, hubo productos que me gustaron y otros que no tanto. Pero en general, fue una gran compra.

Cuéntame sobre sus recientes compras en la sección de comentarios.  ¡Hablamos luego!

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Tried 2, Like 1-Physicians Formula

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Hello! Welcome to the new series “Tried 2, Liked 1”. For the first post, I thought fitting to talk about Physicians Formula (since it’s the first time I try anything from the brand).

Let’s start with the product that I didn’t liked. I tried the Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Lash Boosting Mascara in Ultra Black Organics. It retails for around $10 (it’s on sale on Physicians Formula website and Ulta for $5). The wand is fat with short plastic bristles. The formula is extremely wet and it stays like that all day long. That’s why I didn’t liked it, my lashes felt wet and every time I touched the my fingers had mascara on them (I sneezed and my mascara went to my lids). At the end of the day, I had awesome panda eyes (never looked better). My eyes were black all around, it ruined my makeup and I was eager to take the damn mascara off.

The second product was the Butter Bronzer in Deep Bronzer. Believe me when I tell you that I know how late I am to trying this out. But I absolutely understand why basically everybody likes it. It’s a nice shade and it smells like pina colada which is somewhat strong for my preference (the scent lingers a bit after application).

Also, it has some subtle micro-shimmers so it leaves a nice sheen on the face (not glittery). It’s quite pigmented so take it easy with the application (or not, is up to you).

In conclusion, completely disliked the mascara but absolutely loved the bronzer.

Let’s talk in the comment section!

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Probé 2, me gustó 1-Physicians Formula

¡Hola! Bienvenidos a la nueva serie titulada “Probé 2, me gustó 1”. Para la primera entrada, pensé que sería apropiado hablar sobre Physicians Formula (ya que es la primera vez que pruebo algo de esta marca).

Comencemos con el producto que no me gustó. Probé el rímel Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Lash Boosting en el color Ultra Black Organics. La pueden conseguir por alrededor de $10 (en la página web de Physicians Formula y Ulta está en especial a $5). La varita es ancha con cerdas plásticas y cortas. La fórmula es extremadamente húmeda y se queda así todo el día. Por esa razón no me gustó, cada vez que tocaba mis pestañas mis manos tenían rímel y las pestañas se sentían húmedas (cuando estornudé, el rímel se pasó a mis párpados). Al final del día, tenía unos increíbles ojos de panda ya que tenía rímel alrededor de mis ojos. Mi maquillaje fue arruinado y estaba ansiosa por quitarme el bendito rímel.

El segundo producto fue el Butter Bronzer en el color Deep Bronzer. Sé que estoy tarde al probar este producto ahora, pero entiendo porqué le gusta a básicamente todo el mundo. El color está nítido y tiene un aroma como a piña colada el cual es algo fuerte para mi gusto (el olor se queda un poco luego de la aplicación).

Otra cosa es que tiene como unas micro-escarchas (brillo) por lo que deja un brillo natural en el rostro. Tiene bastante pigmento así que recomiendo que lo tomen con calma con la aplicación.

En conclusión, detesté por completo el rímel pero amé el bronceador.

¡Hablemos en la sección de comentarios!